ASUS MB168B USB Monitor User Guide

June 6, 2024
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MB168B/MB168B+/
MB168B-J
USB Monitor

User Guide

ASUS MB168B USB Monitor

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Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  • This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  these limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the  equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
    Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Safety information

  • Before setting up this USB monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package.
  • To prevent fire or shock hazards, never expose this USB monitor to rain or moisture.
  • Never try to open this USB monitor cabinet.
  • Before using this USB monitor, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
  • Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place this USB monitor in any area where it may become wet. Place this USB monitor on a stable surface.
  • Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on this USB monitor cabinet.
  • If you encounter technical problems with this USB monitor, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.
  •  This USB monitor is powered by a USB port that complies with LPS and SELV circuits according to IEC60950-1:2005.

Care & cleaning

  • Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth dampened with a mild cleaner.
  • Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.

The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:

  • You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the desktop pattern you use.
  • When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
  • When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!

Conventions Used in this guide

WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.

Where to find more information

Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

  1. ASUS websites
    The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com

  2. Optional documentation
    Your product package may include optional documentation that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

Takeback services

ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for our customers to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, and other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions.

1.1 Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS ® USB monitor!
The latest ASUS USB monitor provides great portability and simplicity to your daily life, enhancing both your viewing experience and style.

1.2 Package contents
Check your package for the following items:
USB Monitor
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
USB 3.0 Cable
Leather Case/Stand
• If any of the above items are damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.

System requirement

Minimum requirements:
• Windows 10

Monitor introduction

Front viewASUS MB168B USB Monitor - Front view

1. Power Button/Power Indicator

  • Press this button to turn the monitor on or off.
  • The color of the power indicator defines in the below table.
Status Description
White ON
Amber Standby mode
Amber OFF

2. Brightness Adjustment

  • The brightness adjustment buttons are not working after OS Windows 10 due to IC limitations, ASUS uses DisplayWidget software to realize the function again. Please go to the product page support site and download and install DisplayWidget V3.1.0.014 to adjust the brightness via software UI.
    3. Micro B USB 3.0 Port

1.4.2 Auto-Rotate
Our USB monitor is equipped with G-sensor to detect its real-time position. The screenshot will automatically change from landscape to portrait position, or vice versa, depending on the monitor’s current position.

• Autorotation is supported by software DisplayWidget and only working under Windows OS, please go to www.asus.com product page to download the latest DisplayWidget for this function.

2.1 Adjusting the monitor

  • For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
  • You can adjust the monitor’s angle by two positions with a leather case.
  • There are two strips for viewing angle adjustment. For upright position, use the far side strip from the top cover. For the tilt-back position, use the other one instead.

ASUS MB168B USB Monitor - FIG 4

2.2 Connecting the USB cable
Connect one end of the USB cable to the monitor’s USB port, the other end to your computer’s USB portASUS MB168B USB Monitor - USB
cable

2.3 Installing driver
Please go to www.asus.com product page to choose your OS, then download and install the driver accordingly.

3.1 Specifications

Model

| MB168B/ MB168B-J|

MB168B+

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Panel Size| 15.6” (16:9, 39.62cm) wide screen
Resolution| 1366 x 768| 1920 x 1080
Brightness (Max.)| 200 cd/m2| 300 cd/m2
Contrast| ≧500:1
Viewing Angle| 90°(H) / 65°(V)| 140°(H) / 120°(V)
Display Colors| 26.2 K
Response Time (Typ.)| 11 ms
Digital Input| USB 3.0
Colors| Dark Gray
Power Consumption| ≦ 5.5 W
Operating Temp.| 0° ~ 50°
Phys. Dimension (WxHxD)| 379 x 236 x 8 mm
Box Dimension (WxHxD)| 435 x 297 x 57 mm
Net Weight (Esti.)| 0.8 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.)| 2 kg
Regulation Approvals| UL/cUL, CB, CCC, EuP, BSMI, EAC(CU), RoHS, WEEE,
Windows 7 & 8 WHQL, J-MOSS, EMC: CE, FCC, VCCI, C-Tick.

• Specifications are subject to change without notice.

3.2 Troubleshooting (FAQ)

Problem

|

Possible Solution

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Power LED is not ON|

  • Press the button to check if the monitor is in the ON mode.
  • Check if the USB cable is properly connected to the monitor and the power outlet.

The power LED lights amber and there is no screen image|

  • Check if the monitor and the computer are in ON mode.
  • Make sure the USB cable is properly connected between the USB monitor and the computer.
  • Inspect the signal cable and make sure none of the pins are bent.
  • Connect the computer with another available monitor to check if the computer is properly working.

Screen image is too light or dark|

  • Adjust the Brightness settings via OSD.

Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is present in the image|

  • Make sure the USB cable is properly connected between the USB monitor and the computer.
  • Move electrical devices that may cause electrical interference.

The screen image has color defects (white does not look white)|

  • Inspect the USB cable and make sure that none of the pins are bent.

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